[Humanist] 26.486 PhD studentships at King's College London

Humanist Discussion Group willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Thu Nov 15 09:45:48 CET 2012

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 26, No. 486.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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        Date: Thu, 15 Nov 2012 08:23:15 +0000
        From: Willard McCarty <willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk>
        Subject: ESRC studentships at King's College London


ESRC Studentships for September 2013 are available at King's College
London, in the thematic area *Language Media & Culture* (LMC)
LMC is part of the King's Interdisciplinary Social Science Doctoral
Training Centre (KISS-DTC
 http://www.kcl.ac.uk/study/pg/school/dtc/welcome.aspx ), and it
encompasses two broad pathways:

     * Language, discourse & communication (www.kcl.ac.uk/ldc
        http://www.kcl.ac.uk/ldc ), covering text & discourse analysis,
       linguistic ethnography, literacy studies, sociolinguistics,
       psycholinguistics, applied, educational, cognitive and corpus

     * Media & culture
       (http://www.kcl.ac.uk/artshums/depts/cmci/index.aspx and

You can either apply to one or other of these areas, or you can apply
with a project that works across them. You should have very good
qualifications and a clear research idea, and to apply, there are a
number of steps to follow:

1)Identify a potential supervisor, referring to the relevant pathway
webpages above.

2)Email the person you have identified, providing detailed information
about your background, your qualifications, prior research methods
training, and a research proposal. If after a careful look, you are
unsure about who to contact, please send the material to
ben.rampton at kcl.ac.uk <mailto:ben.rampton at kcl.ac.uk> writing 'ESRC
Studentship' in the Subject.

3)If the person you have contacted encourages you, follow the
application procedures outlined at
http://www.kcl.ac.uk/study/pg/funding/sources/esrc.aspx. Check your
eligibility very carefully, and confer with your potential supervisor if
you're unclear whether your project qualifies for funding from the ESRC
rather than the Arts & Humanities Research Council (see
 http://www.kcl.ac.uk/study/pg/funding/sources/ESRCsubjectguide.pdf  )

4)As well as writing your studentship application - the 'Case for
Support' - you need to apply for an ordinary/non-funded doctoral place
through the online admissions portal: https://myapplication.kcl.ac.uk/.
You'll need to include a research proposal in the ordinary application,
but do note the difference between this and the Studentship Case for
Support. The CfS form asks specific questions and you can't use more
than 2 sides of A4.

5)The closing data for the ESRC Studentship applications is *Friday 1
February 2013, 17.00hrs.* If you're encouraged to apply, start working
on the forms well before this deadline. You will also need to contact
your referees well in advance, to ensure that they have submitted their
references by the deadline.

If you need further advice, contact ldc at kcl.ac.uk <mailto:ldc at kcl.ac.uk>
inserting 'ESRC Studentships' in the message subject.

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